Mental Health Advisor and Wellbeing Advisor

University of Central Lancashire
December 05, 2022
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Job title

Mental Health Advisor and Wellbeing Advisor

Job reference

REQ007114

Date posted

21/11/2022

Application closing date

05/12/2022

Location

Preston Campus

Salary

Grade: G (£32,348 - £37,474)

Contractual hours

36.25

Basis

Full time

Job category/type

Professional Services

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Job description

The University of Central Lancashire is seeking to appoint two Mental Health or Wellbeing Advisors to work within our busy Student Support and Wellbeing team. As part of a team of 4 Advisors covering our extended service hours, the post holder will work with colleagues from across Student Services and the wider University to provide specialist mental health and/or wellbeing support and resources for students, maximising their student experience.

The successful candidates will be required to operate as part of a team, working across the full spectrum of mental health and wellbeing difficulties between them, ensuring students obtain appropriate and timely support and adjustments to enable them to successfully complete their studies. As such, we are looking to appoint practitioners who are educated to degree level (or equivalent) with a relevant professional qualification and membership of an appropriate professional body. The successful candidate will have significant post qualification experience of working with individuals experiencing mental health and/or wellbeing difficulties, including assessment of individuals with complex needs, risk assessment and high risk/crisis management.

Significant experience of managing caseloads is essential, as is experience of working to standard mental health and wellbeing assessments, policies, and procedures. Joining our friendly team, the successful applicant will have the ability to establish relationships with people from both clinical and non -clinical backgrounds and communicate effectively showing a good understanding of diversity and inclusion issues relating to mental health and wellbeing.

The post holders will work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure the University's support services are widely promoted, accessible, efficient and of high quality, complying with professional standards. Also, alongside the wider team, the post holders will deliver mental health and wellbeing information, advice and guidance to individuals and groups, as well as contributing to preventative work undertaken by the team.

The standard working pattern for this post includes evenings and/or weekends. Full-time (36.25 hours per week, 1.0 FTE) and part-time hours are available, with the working pattern negotiable upon appointment. Hours available include:

Monday to Thursdays: 13:00 - 21:00

Fridays: 11:00 - 19:00

Weekends, including Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 18:00

There will be some opportunity for blending working, with time working from home and from our new purpose-built Student Centre at our Preston Campus.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

School/Service: Student Services

Hours: Full-time (36.25 hours per week, 1.0 FTE) and part-time hours are available, with the working pattern negotiable upon appointment

Contract Type: Indefinite

Closing Date: 5 December 2022

Interview Date: Week Commencing 19 December 2022

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